A few people and organisations we need to thank...

Festival header artwork by zoocreative

Echo Echo Festival Thanks and Hugs

‘Thank you’ to all of the artists and companies for their creativity, positive attitude, generosity and goodwill, without which we would be unable to host such a high quality festival; and also to all of their circles of colleagues, funders and sponsors.

Big thanks to the Festival principal funders Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Derry City & Strabane District Council; to the Japan Foundation and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. With thanks to Gilly Campbell, Debbie Young and staff at ACNI; and to Stephen Gillespie, Ailish McDaid and team at Council. Thanks to the Fundit team at Business to Arts for their very helpful support.

Special thanks to zoocreative and Ciaran Harley for the beautiful Festival artwork and programme design; to all of the photographers who contributed images to the Festival brochure; to Simon Alleyne and the Festival documentation team at Living Witness Productions; to many very generous local people who will host visiting artists during the Festival; to Conor McAuley; to Richie Hughes; to Brian Fisher; to Lena Weber; to all of our new and returning Festival Friends advertisers this year - City Cabs, Guildhall Taphouse, Central Bar, Sandwich Co, Curtis Opticians, Glenn Hinds and The Gate Bistro.

Many thanks to all of the Festival partners this year: Foyle Arena, The Playtrail, Garden of Remembrance, The Craft Village, Inner City Trust, St Columb’s Park House, St Patrick’s PS Donemana and Donemana PS, Nadine Hegarty and Fireworks Dance, Matthew Jennings, Eileen McClory and Ulster University. Thanks also to the Festival Outreach Programme partners around Ireland: Dance Resource Base in Belfast, Dance Ireland in Dublin, The Firkin Crane in Cork, and Galway Dance Project. 

Thanks to all of the Festival Open Call applicants – over 170 artists and companies from around the world – it was our pleasure to read your proposals and to connect with you – please do keep in touch.

Huge thanks to the Echo Echo team, our staff, volunteers, work placements, Echo Echo directors Margo Harkin, Matt Jennings, Sinead Devine, Cath McBride and Paul Johnston, and to the Echo Echo Ensemble Artists whose generous and often voluntary support is so vital to the success of the company.

Finally, thanks to you – our friends, families, colleagues, audiences and participants for your continued support!

Fractals Thanks and Hugs

With thanks to all of the following generous individuals and businesses who supported the Fractals crowdfunding campaign on Fundit.ie in summer 2016. Your support is very much appreciated! Rewards, if selected, will be on their way to you all soon! Thank you.

Christine Gillespie, Michelle Black, Emily Welther, Stephen Beggs, M Loudon, Paul Quigley, Glenn Hinds, Sara Canning, Janet Alleyne, Cath McBride, Brendan Doherty, 27 Wagons Films, Mandy Blinco, Barry Davis, Sophie Ammann, Aidan Deane, Esther Alleyne, Jacqui O’Hara, Nicky Harley, Majella Biernat, Pauline Nolan, Lynn Colin Erin Katie Shanks, Koldobika Larrea Anchia, Carmel Mulrine, Bridget Madden, Colin Coyle, Jacqui Black, Matt Jennings, Christine Whiteman, Ryan O'Neill, M G, Mary Kay Mullan, Anna Nolan, Carlos Herrera, Ian Curtis, Aoife Toner, Maria Svensson, Sarah Bryden, Steve Lewis, Ailbe Beirne, Karan Batts, Mark Willett, Moira McHale, Marie Manktelow, Zoo Creative, Aimee Black, Marina Kim, Chris McAlinden, Dan Shipsides, Catherine Doran, and all of the anonymous and offline supporters.

Echo Echo Festival Team

Artistic Director – Steve Batts

Associate Artistic Director – Ayesha Mailey

Company Manager – Ailbe Beirne

Development Officer – Anna Nolan

Echo Echo Technical Manager – Barry Davis

Festival Technical Support – Christian Wiesniewski

Echo Echo Ensemble – Kelly Quigley, Zoe Ramsey, Tonya Sheina

Festival publicity artwork and design - Ciaran Harley and zoocreative

Festival documentation - Simon Alleyne and Living Witness Productions